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Crucial Mass

American DIPA8% ABV

Crucial Mass is an America DIPA brewed with a blend of American and Southern hemisphere hop varieties that contribute big, tropical fruit flavors. Ripened mangos, passionfruit, and a touch of grapefruit dominate the nose, with a subtly sweet malt backbone to support the big explosive hop flavors.  

Headway

American IPA6.5% ABV

Headway IPA is brewed with four varieties of American hops. Headway blends these hop varieties in the kettle and in the dry hopping stages to allow these varietals to be bright and expressive.

Voided

American Oatmeal Stout7% ABV

An evolution of Void, Voided utilizes six different malts to achieve chocolate, caramel, and pronounced coffee-like flavors and aromas. Light roast undertones accompany a fully viscous mouthfeel.

Workhorse Pilsner

German Keller Pilsner5% ABV

Workhorse Pilsner is forged from traditional German ingredients, unfiltered, and dry hopped with noble hops. Grassy lemon citric notes mingle with a clean German Malt flavor. Refined yet unfettered, aggressively hopped yet balanced. Brewed to be seriously drinkable.


Rotating Beers

Aeolian

50% Spontaneous Ale / 50% Mixed Fermentation Ale6.1% ABV

Aeolian is a blended beer composed of 50% two year old spontaneous beer and 50% 18 month old mixed culture fermented beer.

It was aged on Cabernet and Syrah grapes in Romanian oak. The result is something special. A deep burgundy colored beer with lots of fruit qualities. Dark cherry, ripened berry, some musty funk, oak, with a sturdy acidity throughout.

Armand and a Leg

Barrel Aged Farmhouse Ale6.4% ABV

Armand and a Leg is a farmhouse beer consisting of a blend of barrel and foeder aged beers. This blend of wood rested beers had brettanomyces wild yeast added. It offers nice, big, oaky character balanced by a mild tartness alongside funky brett notes.  

Atavist

West Coast Style IPA6.2% ABV

A west coast style IPA brewed with cryo Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe. It has a classic hoppy grapefruit citrus quality with a touch of pine and an orange bouquet that really shines brightly.

Belmageddon

American DIPA8.3% ABV

Belmageddon is a DIPA brewed with a blend of hops, with Belma being the focus. This is a big bodied DIPA with lots of strawberry and melon-like aromas and flavors.  

*contains lactose*

Bird Sips

American IPA6.2% ABV

Bird Sips is our new Motueka focused IPA. Zesty lime like citrus with tropical tones. Nelson Sauvin and Sultana playing a supporting role rounding out the flavor contributing more tropical depth.

Definition of "Bird Sip" (verb): A hearty and exuberant sip of beer, a sip consisting of great volume. - Named after Josh "Bird" Jayne. 

Bygone

Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Ale9.4% ABV

Bygone is our Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrel aged Old Ale. Brimming with complex malt and barrel character. Bygone is deep burgundy in color, notes of brown sugar, fig, marzipan, english toffee and caramel throughout.

Ceno Stout

Imperial Stout9.5% ABV

This big, rich imperial stout was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Hope Gallery. Ceno was brewed with seven different malts to achieve complex chocolate, coffee, caramel, and mild roasty notes. 

Chromatism

American IPA6.6% ABV

Continuing with our exploration into new hop varieties, we're featuring a delicious new hop in our latest beer, Chromatism IPA. HBC 586 is a new experimental variety bringing notes of guava, ripened red berry, pink grapefruit and lychee.

Cities and Years

American IPA6.2% ABV

Cities and Years was brewed with hefty additions of cryo hops in the whirlpool, and dry hopped with a new variety of hop called Sabro (formerly HBC438). Sabro was developed by the same great folks who brought Citra and Mosaic into the world. We’re really loving the character its added to our beer. Pithy stone fruits, and what we can best describe as Starburst candy-like aromas dominate this IPA. 

Common Anomaly

American Wild Ale6.4% ABV

This tart beer was fermented with 100% Brettanomyces yeast. The yeast lends a distinct barnyard funk, and some light fruity qualities as well. Complex, dry, and tart. 

Fruit variations:

  • Cherry
  • Raspberry
  • Blackberry

Coolship Kellerbier

Kellerbier4.9% ABV

Expressing well defined malt character with an herbaceous hop presence.

Counterpunch

American IPA7% ABV

Counterpunch is an IPA focused on Amarillo and Galaxy hops. Very fruity nose, reminiscent of tropical fruits, as well as some grassy notes. A balanced malt backbone lets the hops really present nicely. 

Counterweight Hefeweizen

Hefeweizen5.5% ABV

Our take on the classic Bavarian style hefeweizen. Brewed with German pilsner and wheat malt, and hopped with German tettnang hops. The yeast we used provides this beer the classic favors of the German hefeweizen, with predominant notes of banana and clove and a subtle bubblegum flavor on the finish.

Counterweight Wit

Belgian Style Wit Beer5% ABV

Counterweight Wit is our take on a traditional style Belgian Wit Beer; perfect for spring and warmer weather. Light and easy drinking, but with some nice depth and complexity. Subtle peppery notes with some mild lemony and orange citrus. 

Creature Preacher

American IPA5.8% ABV

Creature Preacher was first released as a pale ale, and has re-emerged as an IPA brewed with a 50/50 blend of Citra and Galaxy hops. Together they’ve created a beautiful mix of mango and papaya like flavors and aromas. Slightly less alcohol content than our typical IPAs allows this to be more drinkable while not sacrificing any flavor. 

Crimson Briar

Raspberry Berliner Weisse4.8% ABV

Crimson Briar is a Berliner Weisse style beer brewed with copious amounts of raspberry. Jammy aroma with mildly tart flavor that finishes with a lot of raspberry.  

CW Doppelbock

Doppelbock8.6% ABV

Our Doppelbock has dark ruby hues and is filled with notes of caramel and rich toasted brown bread. Wonderfully malty and rounded! 

Dalliance

Pilsner5.2% ABV

Dalliance combines a beautifully clean German lager yeast, with subtly honey-like malt flavors. The European hop varieties used lend balanced spicy tones, with soft citrus notes.  

Dead of Summer 2

Berliner Weisse with Boysenberry4.8% ABV

We’re happy to be teaming up with our friends at Hope Gallery again for this beer. Dead of Summer 2 is a Berliner Weisse style beer with boysenberry.  

Doom City

American IPA6.6% ABV

Doom City was brewed with Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus hops. Fermented with Chico ale yeast. This beer has a clean malt background and big classic citrus and grapefruit qualities.

Doom City 2

IPA6.6% ABV

Doom City 2 was brewed with Simcoe, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops. 

Doppelbock with Stoettner

Doppelbock8% ABV

Brewed in collaboration with Stoettner Brewery from Pfaffenberg, this beer is rich and complex with notes of caramel, coffee chocolate, and dried fruits. 

Double Inundation

American DIPA8.2% ABV

Like Inundation, Double Inundation is also brewed with 100% Citra hops. Double dry hopped, lupulin laden, and hazy, this beer packs a citrus punch.  

Double Talisman

American DIPA8% ABV

We've utilized an immense amount of Nelson Sauvin to coax out some of the best qualities Nelson has to offer. Pronounced white grape, peach, and some nice tropical qualities really shine.

Drevo

Czech-style Pilsner5% ABV

Drevo is an oak conditioned, Czech-style pilsner brewed using Saaz hops and a blend of European grown barley varieties. 

Drudenhaus

German Style Rauchbier5.8% ABV

Drudenhaus is our smoked beer inspired by the traditional Rauchbiers brewed in Bamberg, Germany. We used malt produced in Bamberg that was dried over a beechwood fired to create “smoked malt.” This smoked malt imparts big smoky aromas and flavors within a rounded, clean, easy drinking lager beer.  

Dusk

English Style Porter6% ABV

This porter was brewed using English marris otter, German roasted malts, American hops and our house yeast. Layered with flavors of dark chocolate and coffee, accented by a touch of sweetness while still remaining highly drinkable.

Edelgarten

Amber Kellerbier4.9% ABV

Brewed in collaboration with our good friends at The Hops Company in Derby. Created to celebrate their 5 year anniversary, we're very excited to offer this beautiful oak conditioned, full bodied german style lager filled with wonderful malt depth reminiscent of freshly baked crusty bread with a delicate sweetness and incredible drinkability.

Ein Helles

German Helles5% ABV

Ein Helles was brewed to celebrate out one year anniversary! Brewed with the finest German pilsner malts, and Hallertau hops, this beer is very traditional. Clean, drinkable, with a mild sweet maltiness. 

Everbloom

American IPA6.8% ABV

Continuing with our exploration of hop varieties, we’ve blended a new variety called Mackinac with Sultana (formerly Denali) hops. 

Expressive melon, papaya, and pineapple notes throughout. 

Fathomist

German Style Schwarzbier5.2% ABV

Fathomist is a German black lager with a rounded flavor, which offers mild roastyness and a touch of caramel presence. Well-defined maltiness, light unsweetened chocolate with a bit of roast. Highly drinkable! 

Fest Bier

German Fest Bier5.9% ABV

This is a traditional German Fest Bier. Unlike the Marzen style, the traditional fest beer is lighter, drier, and less sweet. Clean and well defined bready malt qualities take center stage.  

Foreboden Fruit

Flemish style Oud Bruin6.1% ABV

Our Flemish style oud bruin with blueberries. 

Aged for over a year in freshly emptied Cabernet barrels then rest on fresh blueberries for more than 3 months. Tart, malty, balanced with fruit and funk.

Frank the Franconian

Franconian style Kellerbier/Zwickelbier5.3% ABV

Frank is a hazy, unfiltered lager with balanced, well defined bready maltiness.  Inspired by the keller beers of the Franconian region. 

Fresh Drip

Coffee Porter5.8% ABV

Fresh Drip was brewed with El Salvador Pacamara single origin coffee from the wonderful folks at J. Rene coffee roasters in West Hartford. Lovely dark chocolate notes, balanced roast, soft malt sweetness and easy drinking.

Gravity Map

American IPA7.1% ABV

Continuing with our exploration of new hop varieties, Gravity Map focuses on Lotus hops. 

Lotus offers distinct orange rind-like qualities with bright red berry characteristics.

Hand Up

Hoppy Blonde Ale5.4% ABV

Hand Up is an American Style Blond Ale. Lower abv and lighter, easy drinking beer for the warmer weather. It was brewed with Cryo hops (Cryo hops are hops that have had the vegetal material removed and is only the goodies in the hops - i.e. the lupulin, oils and other components responsible for flavor and aroma). So a nice rounded grassy, fruity, and citric character to make the lighter beer interesting to drink. 

Headwaves

American IPA6.8% ABV

Headwaves was made with the spirit of collaboration with our friends at Stellwagen Beer Co. utilizing Citra, Mosaic, Nelson Sauvin hops.

Hefeweizen with Stoettner

Hefeweizen5.5% ABV

We are honored to brew this classic Bavarian style hefeweizen with Privatbrauerie Stoettner from Pfaffenberg, Germany. Big clove like aromas and flavors with really nice traditional banana esters. Flavor is much the same with nice phenolic yeast qualities and fruity esters. Well rounded and very drinkable. 

Hex

Imperial Milk Stout10% ABV

An Imperial Milk Stout with Chocolate and Dulce de Leche

 

*contains lactose*

Hex Toasted Almond Torte

Imperial Milk Stout10% ABV

Brewed with copious amounts of toasted almonds and accented with vanilla. Big luscious mouthfeel with balanced roastiness. 

Hex w/Cinnamon, Vanilla, Chocolate

Imperial Milk Stout10% ABV

An imperial milk stout with cinammon, vanilla, and chocolate.

*contains lactose*

Ho Ho Hope for the Kids

American IPA6.4% ABV

Ho Ho Hope for the Kids is a holiday spin on No Hope for the Kids. The biggest difference is a portion of the can sales will be donated to a different youth charity in New Haven each year! Dry hopped with a blend of Columbus, Mosaic, and Simcoe, this version lends bright grapefruit aromas with distinct stone fruit and pine flavors. 

Inundation

American IPA6.3% ABV

Inundation is brewed with 100% Citra hops, as well as dry hopped with Citra lupulin powder. Citrus flavor dominates.  

Level

American IPA6.8% ABV

Level is a new IPA collaborated on with our buds down at Tribus!

Same base consisting of oat and wheat heavy grist bills - one version brewed at Tribus and hopped with all Northern Hemisphere hops, and a version brewed here at Counter Weight brewed with all Southern Hemisphere hops.
 
Counter Weight Level is hopped with Vic Secret, Nelson Sauvin, and Zamba.

Tribus Level is hopped with Strata, Talus, and Belma.

 

Lydian

Foeder Conditioned Beer6.2% ABV

Lydian is a foeder conditioned beer that was fermented with a blend of saison yeast, wild yeast, and lactic bacteria. 

The result is a delightfully tart beer with light peachy, lemony, oaky, and funky tones throughout. 

Metanoia

Spontaneous5.9% ABV

When Counter Weight first started we had many conceptual goals that we hoped to accomplish as we moved forward. One of which was to eventually be able to create 100% spontaneously fermented beers inspired by educational trips through Belgium. After more than 4 years of lessons learned, barrels dumped, and the joy of seeing some spontaneous beer have tasty depth in aroma and flavor we finally have our first 100% spontaneously fermented beer to share with you. Metanoia is a blend of 1 and 2 year old spontaneous barrels rested on Carignan wine grapes. The result is a beer with notes of juicy ripe raspberry, tart pomegranate, subtle spice with a bright acidity. It's almost hard for us to believe that the conceptualization of this beer began more than 5 years ago and is in bottles and ready to be enjoyed.  

Midnight Briar

Berliner Wiesse4.8% ABV

Midnight Briar is a Berliner Weisse style beer made with Blackberry and Blueberry. 

Mixed Cassette Grisette

Grisette5.4% ABV

Mixed Cassette Grissette is a quaffable, refreshing beer brewed with Spelt, Oats, and white wheat. Traditional yeast lends big, aromatic, and flavorful qualities to this small beer. Each batch is hopped with a blend of American and European hop varieties.

Negative Exposure

American IPA6.4% ABV

Negative Exposure is brewed with a blend of some of our favorite new hop varieties we've been exploring. HBC 692, Vic Secret, and a touch of Lotus bring their unique and distinctive characteristics together to create very well defined citrus fruit qualities!

No Hope for the Kids

American IPA6.4% ABV

The flavor of this Mosaic hop focused American IPA is big on pineapple, hoppy dankness, along with some nice tangerine notes. 

Non-Euclidian

American IPA6.4% ABV

Non-Euclidian is 100% hopped with southern hemisphere hop varieties. Bringing together three distinctly unique hops creating zesty citrus, lychee, with ripe mango-like attributes. Incredibly balanced and drinkable.

Overtravel

IPA6.8% ABV

Overtravel focuses on a new hop variety - HBC 692. It originates from the Hop Breeding Company and is in its infancy. We were fortunate to get to try some great beers at hop harvest this past year using this hop and knew we wanted to brew with it. Unique pink grapefruit, rosewood, and orange rind like flavors and aromas are some if its characteristics. 

Pajama Pants

American IPA5.5% ABV

Pajama Pants is a softer IPA with peachy undertones, and a nice rounded malt character. It is brewed with Amarillo and Rakau hops, which contribute to the stone fruity flavor and aroma. 

People Power

American Pale Ale5.4% ABV

We're proud to be participating in the People Power Beer initiative to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union and their continued work in protecting the rights and liberties of all Americans

Our People Power beer is a quintessential American style - an American Pale Ale. Brewed with hearty additions of Nelson Sauvin and Sultana, with a touch of Vic Secret. The sticky pineapple and bright citrus notes are supported by a base with lots of wheat and oats.

Pound for Pound

American IPA7.1% ABV

A collaboration with our pals at Industrial Arts Brewing. Made with CT and NY state ingredients, dry hopped with BRU-1, Citra, and Vic Secret. We're glad we got to share in some of their brewing magic because this beer is jam packed with a big candied pineapple aroma alongside notes of mango and papaya.

Proper Pause

Table Beer5.5% ABV

This beer spent more than a year resting in barrels with multiple strains of wild yeast and then conditioned in the bottle for more than 4 months. 
The result is a beer with lots of nice Brett characteristics. Some pineapple like flavors, light oak, and some nice funky tones too.

Remix Grisette

Grisette4.3% ABV

This small beer was run through our coolship where it was infused with fresh grapefruits, oranges, lemongrass and rose hips, and then fermented with a blend of 2 yeasts. The result is a light refreshing beer with layers of complexity. 

Rest In Peaches

Wild Ale with Peaches6.6% ABV

Rest in Peaches is a blend of one and two year old mix fermentation barrel aged beers that were racked into stainless. This blend rested on Cheshire grown peaches from Drazen Orchards for four more months. The result is a beer that we're happy to share with you for our three year anniversary!

Peachy, tart, funk.

Riwaka Sock Em Robots

American IPA6.5% ABV

Riwaka hails from New Zealand and brings a focused exemplification of what unique hop varieties can contribute to a beer. Bringing layered and unmistakeable citrus, mandarin orange, and a blend of tropical fruits.

Saison du Raccio

Saison6.5% ABV

Saison du Raccio consists of notes of black pepper, yeasty, spicy characteristics, with a balanced, dry crackers malt profile.  Dry and very drinkable. 

Second Furrow

Farmhouse Ale6.4% ABV

You may remember "First Furrow", the collaboration foeder Czech Pilsner brewed with our friends at Fox Farm Brewery last year. Last October we got together with our friends again to make Second Furrow. This beer is the culmination of some Connecticut ingredients coming together in the spirit of collaboration to make something delicious. Native CT honey was added in the coolship, the beer was fermented and conditioned with a blend of our collective mixed cultures, and then it rested on CT grown St Croix grapes that Zack and Dave were generous enough to share with us. The result is a farmhouse ale with distinct funky and fruity characteristics with balanced acidity.

Show Pony

Pilsner5% ABV

 Show Pony is a pilsner that was dry hopped with Hallertau, Mittelfruh, and Saaz hops, and conditioned in our oak foeder. The result is a combination of well-integrated notes of hay, dried flowers, mild noble hop spice, and a soft oakiness.

 

Slumbering Behemoth

Imperial Stout10% ABV

Big rich body, lots of dark chocolate, caramel-like flavors and aromas. Some fig and dark fruit notes emerge as the beer warms.  

*contains lactose*

Slumbering Behemoth - Coffee Vanilla

Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout w/Coffee Vanilla10% ABV

Our imperial stout aged in barrels that once held bourbon and then maple syrup. We then added fresh locally roasted coffee and vanilla beans to compliment the naturally occurring oaky vanilla tones alongside the roasty coffee notes. The result is a warming stout with bold flavor perfect for sipping. 

Slumbering Behemoth - French Toast

Imperial Milk Stout10% ABV

Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Slumbering Behemoth with cinnamon and vanilla "French toast."

*contains lactose*

Slumbering Behemoth-Maple Bourbon

Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout10% ABV

Slumbering Behemoth, aged in maple bourbon barrels. 

*contains lactose*

Smoked Ein

Smoked Helles Style Lager5% ABV

We've been incredibly fortunate this year to travel to Bamberg a couple of times to learn and explore more about a region that's home to some of the most beautiful beers we've ever had the pleasure of drinking. Smoked Ein Helles shares its regional inspiration with our Frank and Drudenhaus and we are happy to add Smoked Ein Helles to our ever growing rotating lager lineup.

Something Witty

Belgian Style Witbier5% ABV

Something Witty is a Belgian style wit bier with banana and pear esters, accentuated by a nice spicy backdrop. It was originally released in the Audition series. An easy drinking summer beer!  

Sow

American Pale Ale5.6% ABV

Sow Pale Ale uses a blend of Nelson and Citra hops. This super drinkable pale ale offers rounded mango and light peach qualities in the aroma and flavor.  

Space Coyote

American IPA6% ABV

Space Coyote is a Galaxy focused IPA. Big passionfruit, citrus, and pineapple aromas dominate this wonderfully hop forward yet balanced beer. 

Spiral Architect - Blue Label

American DIPA8.2% ABV

This Spiral Architect is brewed with El Dorado and Citra hops. Big orange and tangerine flavors dominate, and it has been described as orange life savers. A mild malt backbone lets these hope varieties shine.  

Spiral Architect - Green Label

American Double IPA8.2% ABV

Spiral Architect's framework is built from massive whirlpool and dry hop additions of resinous hops. Mango and orange like aromas and flavor lead the character with floral undertones.

Sticky Threads

American IPA7% ABV

Sticky Threads IPA was brewed with Incognito Citra and blended with Cryo Amarillo.

Strataclysm

American DIPA8.2% ABV

Our first double IPA with Strata hops, Stratacalysm intensifies the passionfruit and tropical qualities of the Strata variety in this rounded and balanced double IPA. Aromatic with a soft and pillowy mouthfeel. 

Stratagem

American IPA6.9% ABV

Stratagem is part of our ongoing exploration into what hoppy IPA's can be. Stratagem utilizes a new variety called Strata in the whirlpool and dry hop. Bright expressive berry notes with some really nice grapefruit alongside super dank qualities. 

Subtitles

Fruited Foeder Wild Ale6.2% ABV

Subtitles is a raspberry foeder aged wile ale brewed in collaboration with our pals at Aslin Beer Company.

The wort for this beer was brewed 18 months ago and had been patiently resting in a 30 year old calvados foeder with our house culture. Moved to stainless where it matured with raspberries.

Tart, oaky, jammy.

Sunday Gravy

Pilsner5.2% ABV

Sunday Gravy is our Italian style pilsner dry hopped with Saphir and Perle, and made with European malts, Sunday Gravy is unfiltered, dry, and hoppy. 

Superfluous

American IPA6.5% ABV

Originally released as an Audition, Superfluous graduated! Double dry hopped with a focus on Mosaic and Citra hops, it offers a mix of tropical fruit, and some nice dankness. Big orange rind notes, with a backdrop of mango and pineapple. An aromatic treat! 

Talisman

American IPA6.3% ABV

Talisman was brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops. This hazy IPA has nice white wine, tropical, and stone fruit-like flavors and aromas. 

Too Close to the TV

American IPA6.8% ABV

Too Close to the TV is an American IPA with intense mandarin orange and tangerine like characteristics. A sturdy body supports the deluge of fruit forward hop varieties in this beer.  

Total Inundation

American TIPA9.8% ABV

The final saga in the Inundation series. Total inundation brings the hopocalypse. Wave after wave of Citra thrill your senses in this intense citrus thrill ride. #getinundated

*contains lactose*

Van Art

German Gose4.4% ABV

Gose is a German style of beer that originated in the 16th century. Characteristics are mainly refreshing with a mild tartness, blended with balanced salinity. Van Art includes pink Himalayan sea salt, coriander, raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry.  

Velocirapture IPA

American IPA6.8% ABV

Velocirapture premiered as an Audition beer, and advanced to its own brand. This beer is brewed with a blend of hops, including Simcoe and Ekuanot. It offers classic grapefruit-like hop flavor and aroma, with more subtle pine, and light white grape-like notes. 

Vignette

Foeder Saison6.2% ABV

Vignette is a mix culture Saison, fermented with various strains of lactobacillus and brettanomyces and then aged in a foeder for over a year.

Moderate citrus, soft oak, mild tartness and a hint of brett funk.

This saison is an expression of time, care and evolution.

Vitalis

Mixed Fermentation6.6% ABV

More than 18 months in the making, Vitalis is a blend of mix fermentation white wine barrel aged beers that then rested on Marsanne and Roussanne grapes. The result is a wonderfully complex and layered beer offering juicy pear, fresh cut cantaloupe, melon, with vibrant interwoven acidity. Its oakiness helps to bridge its funk, tart, and fruit qualities. Our aim was to bring the lovely attributes of these grape varieties in the world of beer to create a unique and delicious experience. We love the results and hope you do too.

Vltava

Czech Style Pilsner4.8% ABV

Vltava Czech style pilsner is constructed from bohemian pilsner malt to provide a full body and complex maltiness intertwined with some beautifully expressive Saaz hops.  

Vulture Culture

American DIPA8% ABV

Vulture Culture was originally released as Double Galaxy in the Audition series. It is brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops from Australia. More than three pounds per barrel of dry hopping lends lots of passionfruit and orange pith notes, followed by a soft, rounded malt backbone which compliments the massive Galaxy hop presence.  

Weight in Gold

Belgian Style Pale Ale7.5% ABV

Brewed using a blend of two Belgian yeasts to product peppery and clove-like spicy notes with mild esters. Balanced with a dry crackery maltiness. Very traditional Belgian flavor profile.  

Weisses & Virtues (Mango & Apricot)

Berliner Weisse with Mango & Apricot4.4% ABV

Weisses & Virtues is a Berliner Weisse beer brewed with mango and apricot. It is lightly tart with big mango and apricot flavor and aroma. 

Weisses & Virtues (Peach)

Berliner Weisses with Peach4.5% ABV

This iteration of Weisses & Virtues is brewed with peach. Lightly tart and clean with big, rounded peach aroma and flavor. Low alcohol content while being vey refreshing. A great summer beer!  

Where Do We Go From Here?

American IPA6.4% ABV

We used two of the newer hops out there today - Strata and Vic Secret - to create a unique drinking experience for the hoppy beer drinker. Gummy peach rings, grapefruit, and cannabis are some of its prominent qualities. 

Wizard Fight

American DIPA8.2% ABV

Piney incantations clash and merge with fruity hexes in this epic wizard fight. You are drawn in by the aroma, casting its spell on your senses. Melding notes of stone fruit with floral undertones. The battle is ongoing.

Zen Arcade

TIPA10% ABV

Teeming with a few of our favorite hop varieties in exorbitant amounts. Massive citrus, pineapple, guava, with rounded hop bitterness intertwined with a lush mouthfeel with malt balance. 


Retired Brews

967 Main Street

American IPA6.9% ABV

967 Main St. was brewed to celebrate Willimantic Brewing’s 21stanniversary in collaboration with Ben from Hog River, Jon Stack of HDI, John Brisson from Booze Barn, and Tyler from Outer lights. Dave at Willimantic was one of the very first breweries in our region to brew big, hop forward IPAs that focused on flavor and aroma, not just the bittering factor – truly a pioneer for CT! 967 is hopped generously with Columbus, Amarillo, Galaxy and Citra hops, providing nice punchy grapefruit qualities, along with some nice big pine components. 

Aramis Pilsner

German Pilsner5.4% ABV

Aramis is a German pilsner brewed with 100% French Aramis hops. A light, crisp, and dry malt character comes from Weyermann Floor Malted barley. The Aramis hops lend a nice, rounded, spicy and herbal quality followed by light citrus notes. Extremely drinkable – a real crusher! Aramis is one of Matt’s top three favorite Counterweight beers. 

Cohesive Resistance

American DIPA8.2% ABV

Cohesive Resistance was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Lasting Brass Brewing Co. in Watertown. It focuses Denali hops. Denali is a newer hop variety that has been described as having defined Pineapple-like qualities. 

Cotter Pin Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.3% ABV

Cotter Pin is hopped exclusively with Amarillo and German Hallertau Blanc hops.  Bright, well defined hop aroma with notes of citrus fruit, grapey earthiness. Dry and refreshing, this is an easy drinker! 

Denali Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.6% ABV

Denali Pale Ale is a balanced American Pale Ale. The flavor is reminiscent of dank pineapples.  

Disposition IPA

American IPA5.8% ABV

A blend of hops provides huge candied peach notes, with some nice light herbal tones as well.  

Enigma IPA

American IPA6.5% ABV

In this iteration of our Audition series, we used a new hop from the southern hemisphere called Enigma. A unique hope with some qualities reminiscent of Nelson Sauvin, this hop offers peachiness as well as some green pepper and white grape notes. 

Ghosts of IPAs Past

American IPA6.5% ABV

Ghosts of IPAs past is an American IPA modeled off of the more traditional American IPAs of the past 20 years. A classic blend of Centennial and Cascade hops are used to create piney and light citrus notes throughout. The Cascade used in this batch were grown in Morris, CT.  

Group Chat

Pilsner5.8% ABV

Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Jack’s Abby brewing, this pilsner is a pleaser. German noble hops are joined by Pallisade and Citra to create a delicate, yet rounded hop experience in a clean, highly drinkable pilsner.  

Hadron Kaleidoscope

American IPA6.2% ABV

This IPA was brewed in collaboration with Banded Brewing from Maine. Maine grown wheat and oats were used in this beer, as well as Ella and Azaca hops. Flavor has a really nice mango quality with tangerine notes and a touch of sappy pine. 

Lustration

American DIPA8% ABV

Lustration DIPA is brewed with three varieties of hops, coming together to create big melon, nice orange rind, and light piney qualities. Huge aroma with soft, rounded flavors.  

Soundcheck

American IPA6.1% ABV

Soundcheck is the first in our Audition series, and was brewed with Mosaic lupulin powder to give it that extra oomph! Lupulin powder is a byproduct of the hop separation process, and provides intense hop flavors and aromas. Soundcheck provides soft balanced flavors with a fruity and piney nose.  

Space Coyote (Black Label)

American IPA6.8% ABV

Space Coyote began as an exploratory series of IPAs, rotating between two primary versions. The black label was made with Simcoe and Equanot hops. Melon, pine, and orange qualities were front and center with this version of Space Coyote.  

Space Coyote (Pink Label)

American IPA6.8% ABV

Space Coyote began as an exploratory series of IPAs, rotating between two primary versions. The pink label utilized newer American hops, mainly Idaho 7. It offered notes of papaya and apricot. 

Space Coyote (Yellow Label)

American IPA6.8% ABV

Space Coyote began as an exploratory series of IPAs, rotating between two primary versions. The yellow label focused on newer varieties of Southern hemisphere hops. Vic Secret was used to lend peachy stone fruit qualities, while Melba provided soft, earthy , grapefruit-like qualities. 

Supernatural Selection

American DIPA8.5% ABV

Supernatural Selection is a double IPA brewed with copious amounts of Galaxy and Mosaic hops. Notes of mango, papaya, and candied sugar. Smooth, yet lingering bitterness, and extremely drinkable.  

Vic Secret/Enigma Pale Ale

American Pale Ale5.7% ABV

Brewed with two varieties of hops from the southern hemisphere. Vic Secret lends a peachy and passionfruit-like quality alongside the more drank, white grape and green pepper qualities of Enigma.  

Void

American Oatmeal Stout7% ABV

Void utilizes six different malts to achieve chocolate, caramel, and pronounced coffee-like flavors and aromas. Light roast undertones accompany a fully viscous mouthfeel.

Void with Coconut

American Oatmeal Stout7% ABV

Void is brewed with roasted malts and oats to provide chocolate and coffee aromas within a full-bodied stout. This version is brewed with toasted coconut. 

Void with Coffee

American Oatmeal Stout7% ABV

Void is brewed with roasted malts and oats to provide chocolate and coffee aromas within a full-bodied stout. This version is brewed with coffee from The Bean Coffee Roasters in Cheshire, CT. 

Wet Hopped American Lager

American Lager5.6% ABV

Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Tribus, this lager is brewed with hops grown locally at Four Star Farms in Massachusettes. These fresh hops make this one lemongrass and grapefruity forward hoppy lager!